Blacksburg unveils new DC charging station

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BLACKSBURG(WSLS10) - Blacksburg just got a little greener. As part of Energy Awareness Month, the Town of Blacksburg announced the installation of the first publicly-available, DC Fast Charger south of Roanoke.

This charger will enable owners of electric vehicles traveling along I-81 or Route 460 to re-charge their vehicles quickly and conveniently while visiting downtown Blacksburg.

"Blacksburg is a Town that is committed to a cleaner energy future.  We're so grateful to VCC and their partners for helping to broker installation of this DC fast charger, which will enable residents and visitors alike to plug in, grab a cup of coffee or a bite to eat downtown, and be on their way in about 30 minutes, with a ‘full' electric tank," said Carol Davis, Sustainability Manager for the Town of Blacksburg.

"We're looking forward to sharing this exciting announcement with our community and surrounding area."

The charging station is located in the Municipal Building Parking Lot at 300 S. Main Street.

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